Hoya Australia will move its Alexandria headquarters to a custom built facility in Botany, paving the way for “innovation and development”, according to managing director Craig Chick.
He said the new facility, with an increased office footprint, will enable the lens company to invest in a more complete service offering in Australia and New Zealand.
Additionally, it will enable Hoya’s customer service teams to expand across multiple areas, securing supply chain capability and “the future careers of our teams”.
Mr. Chick said, “part of Hoya’s Alexandria lab has been incorporated into a bigger facility in Bangkok, where Hoya has also invested in world leading, unparalleled robotic and automation technology and vision science.
“Due to our lab restructure, we have sadly had to part ways with 14 staff over the past six weeks” he said. “These staff changes are unfortunate and mainly come from the warehouse, as Hoya moves to a more automated warehouse structure. There are no further staff changes planned for the business.
“We are constantly innovating and evolving for our customers and the decision to expand to a custom built facility in Botany is the next logical step in our growth strategy. The new space accommodates the growth of our enterprise and allows us to be agile for current and future markets. We’re finding greater demand from our customers for fitting and frame and lens packages, which of course requires greater local warehousing capability.”
“Hoya Lens Australia has experienced great and continued growth over the last year. We couldn’t have done that without the ongoing support of our customers, who we look forward to continuing to serve” he said.